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I recently discovered, or possibly rediscovered, that all deleted items are "forced-visible to all 10k users all the time." I never considered rep gain to be something with a downside before, especially because there's no way to directly message a non-diamond 10k user to ask for something to be closed/edited/deleted/whatever. At my current levels of rep gain, this isn't something I'll have to worry about for a few years at least, but it seems to me that it could be pretty annoying to have to see all the stuff that gets deleted. So I'm curious: have any users tried to keep their rep under 10k, or reached 10k and regretted it?

(At first I thought about asking what we could do about this, but then I realized I should first find out whether people actually consider it a problem or not.)

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If it were that much of a problem you could always go the bounty lottery option to get back below 10k (meta.stackexchange.com/questions/42501/…) – Alconja May 14 '10 at 2:11
it's not a big deal - not a high percentage of stuff. By the way, the free telerik stuff is worth any potential downside I suppose. – tim May 14 '10 at 3:15
It's not too much a hassle. It would be perfect if this were implemented... meta.stackexchange.com/questions/46283/… – GManNickG May 14 '10 at 5:59

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Nah, you get used to it after a while. Really, there's so much noise that doesn't get deleted, a few deleted posts don't really get in the way that much.

And being able to vote to delete more than makes up for the minor irritation of seeing a few deleted posts.

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Indeed. On SO I actively worked to get there...on meta, not so much. Being able to see deleted stuff on SO means I can contribute to "Why was my stuff deleted?" questions. – dmckee Jul 25 '10 at 0:57

Yes, that's why I haven't broken 10K. I had forgotten the reason.

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You don't really come across that much noise, so there's no reason to be concerned. It's not like you enter a new tax bracket or anything :)

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Really? It was my understanding that SO rep was pegged one-to-one to the Internet Dollar. – Pops May 14 '10 at 2:41
Nah, the exchange rate has been creeping up lately. Y'know, bad economy and all that. – David Z May 14 '10 at 6:32

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